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featured 08.20.2022
Yamaha’s All-New 220/222 Series Sport Boats

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  • New 22-foot platform that is nine inches longer with four inches more freeboard at the bow for a comfortable passenger experience.

  • Available with twin Yamaha TR-1® HO marine engines in 220 models and 1.8L HO Yamaha marine engines in 222s.

  • For the first time in a Yamaha boat is a right justified Connext® helm control system and wireless charging at the helm and on the portside console.

August 20, 2022 - For 2023, Yamaha introduces an all-new 22-foot platform that builds upon the success of Yamaha's versatile 21-foot runabouts that it replaces. In all, there are seven new 22-foot sport boats available with Yamaha’s best technology and features.

Offering sleek lines, agile handling, superb performance, and advanced technology, the new Yamaha 220 and 222 Series boats are big, with twin Yamaha marine engines generating up to 360-horsepower.

The new series begins with the value-minded SX220 and AR220, powered by twin 1L TR-1 HO (High Output) engines. Moving up the series are the feature-rich 222S, 222SE, and 222SD, and at the pinnacle of the series are the premium wake edition 222XE and 222XD. All 222 models feature added performance delivered by twin 1.8L HO motors. The 222SD and 222XD come with Yamaha’s DRiVE® paddle controls that move the boat forward and aft without taking your hands off the wheel.

The new 22-foot platform continues Yamaha's trend toward contemporary design with its deep cockpit and great freeboard, enabling a spacious interior and large bow and cockpit areas. Specifically, the new models are nine inches longer, with gunwales two inches higher at the helm and 4-inches higher at the bow than the previous 21-foot line, creating a roomier, more comfortable riding experience.

There’s an all-new minimalistic helm design that features a right justified 12.3-inch multi-color Connext touchscreen that is the hub for the entertainment functions, Drive control, GPS mapping, and relevant boat system data when underway. The result is excellent driving visibility and convenient access to the touchscreen when on the move.

On the left side of the helm is an intuitively placed joystick for accessing Connext when underway. Located at the base of the joystick knob are buttons that activate Yamaha's Cruise Assist™️ and No Wake Mode. New for Yamaha boats is a smartphone holder with wireless charging at the helm and a wireless charging pad located to portportside.

Yamaha's Award-Winning DRiVE Low-Speed Handling Technology

The 222SD and 222XD models feature the industry-first and only low-speed handling function called DRiVE. DRiVE allows the operator to maneuver these 22-foot boats forward and aft precisely around docks, launch ramps, and other tight, congested spaces while always keeping your hands on the steering wheel.

Premium Sound System

There's nothing better than hanging out at a favorite cove listening to a great summer playlist. For the best audio experience, the 222XD and 222XE come with a premium Wetsounds® speaker system that includes six deck speakers, two tower cansspeakers, and a subwoofer.

Renowned Yamaha Jet Drive System

Yamaha's renowned internal propulsion system is the gold standard in the boating industry, making Yamaha boats more fun to drive (nimble handling and instant acceleration), easy to maintain (no water pump or fluids needed), and extraordinarily versatile because Yamaha's jet pump impeller is protected inside the hull, eliminating the need for an exposed lower unit or propeller. The result is a shallow draft unmatched in its class, allowing access to shallow waters that other brands cannot enter. And because the engines and jet drive system are positioned deep inside the hull, egress and ingress to and from the stern swim platform are unobstructed for added peace of mind.

Signature Yamaha Stern Lounge and Swim Platform

Yamaha boats are renowned for their signature stern lounge area and swim platform that sits right above the waterline. This is the place to be when hanging out at your favorite cove, made possible by Yamaha's "engineless" design and low walkthrough transom.

And there is more storage there too. The top of the padded stern seatbacks open for additional storage, and there is a place for wet items in the self-draining compartments. Completing the stern area are stainless steel beverage holders, high-quality padded flooring, remote for the premium sound system, a telescopic reboarding ladder, and award-winning swim-up seating on select models.

Award-winning Swim Up Stern Seating

A patented innovation first introduced on the luxurious 27-foot 275 Series is swim-up seating. At anchor, two removable seats can be attached to the stern. These seats sit just below the water's surface, providing comfortable in-water seating facing the transom of the boat. And since the reboarding ladder is located between both seat positions, egress onto the swim platform is a breeze. All 22-foot runabouts come standard with mounts for optional swim-up seats.

Pricing and Specifications

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